Women across the U.S. took to the streets following Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings last week, protesting her rushed nomination and honoring the legacy of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
I march because I know that every single action and every single voice in this movement counts. I march as an ally to and in solidarity with the collective force fighting for our freedom and human rights. I march because I don’t have a choice—because our planet is burning, war is imminent and women are still being silenced for fighting for our rights.
The 2020 Women’s March in Los Angeles will mark the beginning of an entire year of civic engagement and activism led by Emi Guereca, who organized the 2017 LA Women’s March and each subsequent event and launched the non-profit Women’s March Foundation in 2017 to extend its mission.
Wherever they’re being held—in Washington, D.C., or Anchorage, Alaska—let’s encourage men to march for gender equity, and to transform manhood.
What talent are we losing in our country’s business, security or political leadership by forcing young women to make impossible choices between work and family?
Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment goes beyond a matter of principle. It would also offer a host of legal remedies to gender-based disparities, including discrimination in the workplace and the injustices that face survivors in our rape culture—and it would be a major boon to the emerging movement for menstrual equity.
The women’s movement is more complex and more diverse than ever before. We’ve shown what we can do at the polls—and now we must show our determination to defend democracy from those who want to destroy it for profit.
I’ve been backstage coaching women leaders since the Million Mom March in 2000. Whether you’re speaking to the crowd or marching right along with it this year, these three tips will help you keep your head in the game so your message rings clear.
100,000 people marched to the polls in Chicago ahead of the midterm elections. Across the country, feminists today are doing the same.
We must always remember that women have not and are not always safe in the public theater of protest and demonstration, whether on the streets or in digital spaces—where violence and harassment are often anonymous, faceless and unaccountable.